South Carolina Lowcountry – Tropical Storm Ian Update: Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ian is now a Tropical Storm and is located on the eastern coast of Florida. Ian is forecast to move over the Atlantic shortly. The forecast track has shifted slightly east since the last update. Ian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches South Carolina, and then weaken Friday night and Saturday as it moves across the southern coastal states. While the coast of South Carolina can expect the greatest impacts (heaviest rainfall, storm surge, coastal flooding, strongest winds, isolated tornado threat), this is a statewide event. It is highly likely that every portion of the state will experience impacts from Ian.  Almost the entire state of SC is within the Moderate risk of excessive rainfall, so flash flooding is to be expected.  Impacts for South Carolina begin today and will extend through Saturday.

**A State of Emergency has been declared for South Carolina, effective as of 3pm yesterday.**

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